2023: FG Hails Meta, Asks Twitter, Others To Combat Disinformation

Written by on December 14, 2022

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday hailed social media giant Meta for its move to combat disinformation and hate speech on its platforms which include Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed stated this at the 12th Edition of the ‘PMB Administration Scorecard Series (2015-2023’ in Abuja.

He also urged other social media platforms like Twitter, TikTok and Telegram to emulate Meta and set up teams to fight misinformation as Nigeria approaches its general elections in 2023.

The government had on June 4, 2021, suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, saying the “persistent use” of the micro-blogging platform was “capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”. The government, however, lifted the suspension on January 13, 2022.

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